Today's News

  • Breaking News Officers charge man with drug possession, intent to distribute

    A Lancaster man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by county drug officers on Thursday that yielded more than 6 pounds of marijuana and $20,000.

    Lepoleon Hall, 32, of 927 Louisa Street, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a park.

    According to a press release, drug officers patrolling the Central Avenue area saw Hall driving and knew that his driver's license was suspended.

  • Slow cookers put home-cooked meals on a fast track

    A recent survey from ConAgra Foods shows that 49 percent of Americans say they are often short on time and energy when it comes to preparing meals.

    On hectic days, a cook’s best friend is a slow cooker.

    Busy cooks who want convenience and flavor can use a slow cooker to prepare family-pleasing, one-dish meals. All they require to make a hearty meal is a few simple ingredients placed together early in the morning or late at night.

    From meats and casseroles to soups, dips, pastas and, yes, even desserts, this handy appliance can do it all.

  • Kersey elated with North-South Classic

    Late winter is not your ideal time for a Palmetto State beach weekend, but Indian Land High School wrestling coach Mike Kersey will likely tell you different.

    Kersey said his four days at North Myrtle Beach High School where the 22nd North-South Classic was held over the weekend was a mat beach blast.

    For Kersey, it was more about vocation than vacation.

  • Bruins booters earn title in exciting fashion

    The Red Rose Classic is back where it first had its first bud.

    The annual Lancaster County high school preseason soccer tournament will be played at Lancaster Memorial Stadium next season.

    The LHS Bruins captured the fourth annual championship of the tournament, which has a traveling trophy to the annual winner, with a 2-1 win over 2009 champion Indian Land on Saturday afternoon at the Warriors’ Reservation.

    LHS, which went 4-0 in the three-day tournament, defeated the Warriors 2-1 to capture the title and return the tournament to the Bruins’ field.

  • Jackets edge Vols in extra innings

    Jacob Jamison raced home on a throwing error to lift Buford to a hard-fought 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at Buford Park on Monday night.

    Jamison walked to open the BHS eighth. A Ricky Lewis sacrifice bunt moved Jamison to second, and on a attempted steal of third, he dashed home when the catcher’s throw sailed into left field.

    Lewis, who worked four frames, was the winner, allowing a run, three hits and four walks. He fanned four. Colt Ellis hurled four innings, allowing a run, three hits and two walks. He whiffed five.

  • Lady Jackets win tourney

    Defending Class A state champion Buford High School picked up where it left off last spring in the Lancaster County Preseason Softball Invitational at Springdale Park on Saturday.

    Buford went unbeaten in the preseason high school softball tournament to capture the championship.

    The Lady Jackets downed Class AAAA county rival Lancaster High School 9-4 to wrap up the title.

    Teams, for the first time, were working with the pitching rubber moved back three feet from 40 to 43.

  • Jowers is on the road again

    Before Phil Jowers retired from Duracell in 2007, he opened Right Turn Driver Training.

    He hoped to retire from his full-time job at the plant, and then teach others the rules of the road during his retirement.

    In 2007, his plans changed.

    Jowers, 56, discovered that a disease he learned he had in 2004, non-alcoholic septic hepatitis, had progressed. The disease causes the scarring of the liver, known as cirrhosis. Doctors told him that he needed a liver transplant, or else he had six months to a year to live.

  • Lancers split with Surry in weekend play

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers split a four-game series with the Surry Knights over the weekend.

    USCL capped the series, dropping two games on Sunday, 3-1 and 12-11.

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  • Common ground is hard to find

    These days, common ground is hard to come by.

    So when you find a patch of it, you like the feel of it under your bare feet.

    A while back, one morning in Sunday School, I found some common ground.

    A gentleman I once worked for told me although he grew up in Atlanta, the antics of young boys here and there in the 1940s were pretty similar.

    Bless Pete, I reckon he had a fondness for old cardboard refrigerator boxes, too.

    It made me smile.